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new cpu now or wait for am5

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hey guys i was wondering if i should get a 5900x now or wait for am5 and just get a new mobo and cpu
(if am5 is scheduled to come out next year ill just wait)
 
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ryzen 3600 is plenty fast, especially if your doing 1440/4k gaming. Wait for sure, AM5 isn't coming for awhile (there still months away from releasing the rest of the 5xxx series and then they'll sit on the whole lineup for at least a year).
 
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If your system is sufficient for your task holding your money is always a good option.

Am5 would be a big upgrade expense, you need to change to ddr5 too. Yes I recommend goimg 5900x for your next route from a cost perspective. It would probably be december next year for AM5 to even come to light.
 
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Ok thanks guys

I plan on pairing it with a 3080 that’s why I’m asking

Given the fact that I’m pairing it with a 3089 would your opinions still hold if amd does plan on going with am5 I might get a 5600x to hold me off

Also I’m kinda scared of paying 550 for a cpu and it become irrelevant because the chipset will be outdated
 
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Buy when you are ready to buy. Wait if not ready.

It is important to remember that there is ALWAYS something better coming just around the corner. Always. If not a CPU, then a GPU. If not a GPU, then a new RAM standard. If not new RAM, then a faster PCIe protocol. If not faster PCIe, then faster USB. If not faster this, then faster that.

In other words, if you are going to wait for the next new and improved item, you will always be waiting.

And if you buy today, your brand new shiny device will be superseded tomorrow. That's just a fact of life.
 
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I might get a 5600x to hold me off
Hold you off from what ? What is the 3600 not doing that you need it to do ? It's a borderline 200 dollar CPU with good speeds, good IPC, and good thread count. Don't upgrade for the sole purpose of "Uhh i think i might need it but am not sure"

Also I’m kinda scared of paying 550 for a cpu and it become irrelevant because the chipset will be outdated
Outdatted is an over-exagerrated term (especially for CPU). The amount of people that keep there CPU for 5+ years is extremely high, especially if they don't have a super picky/specific need for it.
 
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the thing is the 3600 will bottleneck a 3080 so yes its not gonna be enough

Hold you off from what ? What is the 3600 not doing that you need it to do ? It's a borderline 200 dollar CPU with good speeds, good IPC, and good thread count. Don't upgrade for the sole purpose of "Uhh i think i might need it but am not sure"

Outdatted is an over-exagerrated term (especially for CPU). The amount of people that keep there CPU for 5+ years is extremely high, especially if they don't have a super picky/specific need for it.
yes it has god speeds but from what I understand not good enough for a 3080
 
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i'd wait for AM5 since AM4 is now EOL and has no upgrade path.
 
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i find always look at current unless its 1month or less away. Anything longer (unless various reasons) your dying slowly inside..
 
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the thing is the 3600 will bottleneck a 3080 so yes its not gonna be enough
What's your monitor resolution and refresh rate ?

i'd wait for AM5 since AM4 is now EOL and has no upgrade path.
That's quite poor advice, people keep CPUs for many years and the 5900X is pretty much going to be one of the highest end CPU on this platform. In other words suggesting to wait for AM5 is crazy as this will be plenty fast for many years to come.
 
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That's quite poor advice, people keep CPUs for many years and the 5900X is pretty much going to be one of the highest end CPU on this platform. In other words suggesting to wait for AM5 is crazy as this will be plenty fast for many years to come.
and?
if you're waiting for AM5 you probably can upgrade your CPU for like 3+ Generations and can get like 8 years out of it plus you have MUCH better performance, efficiency, DDR5 etc. (if you keep your chip 3-4 years each)
 
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the thing is the 3600 will bottleneck a 3080 so yes its not gonna be enough

yes it has god speeds but from what I understand not good enough for a 3080
Where are you reading this ? Almost all of the 5900X reviews use either a heavily overclocked 2080ti or stock 3080 and its giving on average 8% increase over the 3600 at 1080p and only 4% increase at 1440p.

How is a 4-8% drop equaling "my processor is bottlenecking my graphics card" ? Why would you buy a 500+ dollar processor when it won't even result in signficant performance increase ? Literally every single person in this thread has told you your processor is fine, why are you even bringing up the word bottleneck ?

I swear the word bottleneck needs to be abolished, it's only properly used in like 10% of real life scenarios
 
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There will always be newer faster "stuff" to come.
The answer right after a brand new launch will always be buy now.
 

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He will he waiting for about 1 year.
At least, they could easily do a Zen3+ on the better 7nm node the GPUs are on considering the 5xxx are still on the same 7nm node as Zen2
 
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wait for the am6 :)
 
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Wait for the Ryzen 6000 serie, when the 6000 is here you can better wait for the 7000 serie, but when the 7000 serie is here you can wait for the 8000 serie......

Just buy now and don’t wait, waiting for new releases is not very smart.
 
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and?
if you're waiting for AM5 you probably can upgrade your CPU for like 3+ Generations and can get like 8 years out of it plus you have MUCH better performance, efficiency, DDR5 etc. (if you keep your chip 3-4 years each)
He should wait for AM637473 then, according to this logic.
 
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i'd wait for AM5 since AM4 is now EOL and has no upgrade path.
I really don't understand how EOL is that big of a deal.

By the time you use your computer for 5 - 8 years, the hottest new processor will require a board change anyway. So what exactly is the point of that?
 
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am5 is way in the future buddy, get a 5900 if you can or a 3900 has more power than i could ever need.
 
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If you wanna wait you should wait
If you wanna build you should build.
 
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Wait for the Ryzen 6000 serie, when the 6000 is here you can better wait for the 7000 serie, but when the 7000 serie is here you can wait for the 8000 serie......

Just buy now and don’t wait, waiting for new releases is not very smart.
That makes no sense what makes sense is yea I would be waiting a year but I’ll be invensting in a platform where I will have a future upgrade path then invest in a platform that will no longer be used next year and I won’t have any upgrade path

But from what I understand the 3600 should be fine till I do upgrade

Am I wrong ?

hello anyone here lol
 
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That makes no sense what makes sense is yea I would be waiting a year but I’ll be invensting in a platform where I will have a future upgrade path then invest in a platform that will no longer be used next year and I won’t have any upgrade path

But from what I understand the 3600 should be fine till I do upgrade

Am I wrong ?

hello anyone here lol
Hi Panda, If your actual set-up is what you have in your signature what you have to do is only taking the RTX 3080 now and enjoy it until you take a decision. That will allow you to see if you have a bottleneck or not, and honestly I would say not. That will confort you to wait the arrival of the AM5 as if I understood well you don't want to upgrade but changing completely your set-up. As the graphic card doesn't depend on your mobo/procs/memory do just this step as an advance, that's reasonnable and worth the money as you'll use it in both set-up. Never forget that having the last 5% of performance could cost you from 2 to 5 time what you've spent for the first 95%.
Enjoy your day.
 
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